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in russia, a near-miss by an asteroid and a fireball over the bay area last night, we're still here, but some day we may not be so lucky. a local group of scientists hopes this brings attention to their cause, a cause they all believe we should care about. bob has more from mountain view. >> reporter: inside one of these offices here in mountain view, a team of scientists are trying to save our cities from very large asteroids. this is home to the v6-12 foundation a non-profit group that has been raising money to send in orbit around the sun a space telescope that will be able to detect the asteroids we can't see from earth. within the first month of its operation in 2018, the foundation expects sentinel, as it is called to discover more asteroids than earth-based telescopes have over the past 30 years. nasa has reportedly found most of the big asteroids that could wipe out mankind, but the smaller ones that could take out cities or regions, we only know about 1% of those. the goal for sentinel is to find those, and if we have several years warning scientists believe we could deflec
, but it's a good start to find ways to help children avoid aggressive behavior. >> first russia and the bay area, and now another meteor sighting in florida. this video from west palm beach shows what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky last night. the coast guard said they were flooded with calls from people all up and down florida's east coast. thankfully there were no reports of any injuries. this comes on the heels of a meteorite that exploded above russia. the russian researches have found 53 pieces of the meteorite so far and could be worth more than their weight in gold. the fewer that are found the higher the price. they could be worth up to $2200 per gram, that a is more than 40 times the cost of gold currently. more than 1,000 people were injured in that event. >> wow, quite a sight. things are changing in our skies. clouds. have not seen them in a while. >> great news we are tracking rainfall here getting close to the bay area. winds are advancing out ahead of the storm system. not overly gusty for the interior valleys but headed to the coastline tonight,
. at home, you could find a burglar going through your belongings and in russia you can catch a streaking meteor. >> reporter: janelle, security experts say more and more people want to have an extra set of eyes and camera give them that and an added sense of security. when a meteorite struck russia last friday, many of the images were caught on dashboard cameras that are popular there. police have used them to record evidence of traffic stops in america. but now it's catching on with the masses. >> people want to know what is happening with their car. >> the biggest reason is to record traffic accidents, to record, what they see, crazy drivers on the road. just things they witness and want to share with other people. >> a quick youtube search brings up thousands of clips from dash cams. capping accident drivers behaving badly. >> as the price tag comes down. we will see more of this. >> technology experts say that clients want the cameras for security and surveillance. >> i have gotten calls of spouses wanting to know where their partner is. parents wanting to know where their teenager i
the threat. the winter olympics begin a year from tonight in russia. but will vonn be ready, she suffered a knee and leg injury after a major crash today. it happened in austria, the after a jump, coming up shortly, her knees buckle and she veers off course. she was air lifted to a nearby hospital, now the u.s. ski team confirmed that -- here is the jump -- they confirmed she suffered acl and mcl tears in her right knee as well as a fractured right tibia. they are optimistic that held be ready for the winter games next february. >>> the 49ers are calling this one of the most depressing days of the season. players cleaned out their lockers this morning in team headquarters they collected their personal belongings and kaepernick seems to be taking the loss personally. asked how long that loss will stay with him, he said, for the rest of his life. >> i mean, it's tough. i mean, we been through a lot together, we are here with each other all the time. it's like leaving your family. >> you know, relax, heel the injuries and things like that, and pick back up, where we left off. >> after just a
of russia, some thought the world was ending when a ten-ton meteor, five stories tall, hurtled to earth and exploded, causing a lot of injuries and doing a lot of damage without actually hitting anything. its fiery descent was captured in vivid detail by numerous cameras.
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